The Polestar 1 is a niche but attractive product that helps reframe Polestar as a new EV company, rather than a Volvo performance sub-brand. The all-electric Polestar 2 brings automakers to the masses with an affordable luxury compact car built to take on Tesla. And now, Polestar hopes to change the game with its first fully electric SUV.
The Polestar 3 is handsome and borrows heavily from the 1 and 2. Familiar facial features such as the five-sided grille and “Thor’s Hammer” headlights carry over while the full-width light bar at the rear almost mimics the rear end of the Polestar 2. But there are hints of the beautiful Sila concept in that. this design, too, especially in the upgraded spit lighting fixtures and the sleek coupe-like roof design, even the staggered 21 and 22-inch wheels look similar.
Polestar calls the 3 an “aerodynamic performance electric SUV” and has a corresponding drag coefficient of 0.29. Granted, it’s not the slickest in its segment – the Mercedes-Benz EQS (0.20), Tesla Model X (0.24), and BMW iX (0.25) all penetrate the air more easily – but it certainly is. strong choice in the market. race for efficiency.
Speaking of efficiency: underneath the Polestar 3’s stylish and sleek body sits a 400-volt EV architecture housing an 111.0 kilowatt-hour battery (107.0 kWh usable capacity) and two electric motors. That gives the Polestar 3 an EPA estimated range of 300 miles in the US with 250 kilowatt DC fast charging capability that will recharge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. It’s the fastest in the class. A mechanical heat pump comes standard, which maximizes range and aids battery preconditioning, while the Polestar 3 also features two-way charging.
That dual-motor setup gives the Polestar 3 a healthy 489 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque for a capable 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Adding the $6,000 Performance package brings those numbers to 517 hp and 671 lb-ft, and helps bring the 60 time down to 4.5 seconds, while the Performance package also adds new 22-inch alloy wheels, standard Pirelli P-Zero tires (265 front and 295 rear). , gold valve cover and seat belt, and range optimization drive mode. But the Performance package also lowers the approximate range to 270 miles.
Here are the advantages of the Polestar 3 over other electric SUVs:
|Battery capacity||Power||Reach||Max Charge|
|Audi E-Tron||95.0-kWh||355 HP / 414 LB-FT||222 Miles||150 Kilowatt|
|BMW iX xDrive50||111.5-kWh||516 HP / 564 LB-FT||324 Miles||195 Kilowatt|
|Cadillac Lyriq||102.0-kWh||340 HP / 325 LB-FT||312 Miles||190 Kilowatt|
|Mercedes EQS SUV||108.4-kWh||536 HP / 633 LB-FT||285 Miles||200 Kilowatt|
|3 stars||111.0-kWh||517 HP / 671 LB-FT||300 Mil||250 Kilowatt|
|Rivian R1S||135.0-kWh||835 HP / 908 LB-FT||316 Miles||220 Kilowatt|
|Tesla Model X||100.0-kWh||670 HP / 712 LB-FT||351 Miles||200 Kilowatt|
A 14.5-inch touchscreen adorns the center console with the latest version of the Android Automotive Polestar operating system. Features a built-in Google Maps setup, Google voice assistant, over-the-air updates, and now, Apple CarPlay wireless functionality for all the iPhone users out there.
The Plus package and Pilot package came standard on the dual-motor range model at launch, with the former adding a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system, soft-close doors, heated steering wheel and rear seats, and the more luxurious 22. – inch wheels. The Pilot Package gives you access to Polestar’s newest and greatest active safety equipment, which includes Pilot Assist (Polestar’s advanced adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go up to 80 miles per hour), parking assist, and a heads-up display.
The Polestar 3 will launch in an exclusive long-range dual motor trim. But rumors have it that more – hopefully, more affordable – models will be available on the phone. For now, the Polestar 3 starts at $85,300 with a destination fee of $1,400 included. The $6,000 Performance Plan brings the total cost to $91,300.
Polestar is currently taking pre-orders for 3, but the first customer instances won’t roll off the production floor until later in 2023.